Echo, May 6, 2004
A new survey carried out by a local building society found that first time buyers could not afford to buy a house in Haverhill.
The survey was carried out by the Saffron Walden Herts and Essex Building Society among embers who use its branch.
It showed that 92 per cent of people did not believe that first time buyers could afford to take their first steps on the property ladder in Haverhill.
Steeple Bumpstead Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator Robert Argent suggested that the village and others in the area should club together to pay for their own police officer to patrol the villages.
He believed the money should come from halving the amount Council Tax payers in Steeple Bumpstead, Helions Bumpstead and Birdbrook pay for policing because they did not receive sufficient policing cover.
ROVERS CUP TRIUMPH
Haverhill Rovers overcame favourites Kirkley to win the First Division Knockout Cup Final 2-0.
Marcus Hunt opened the scoring in the 25th minute and Paul Jenkin in the 93rd.